| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:50 PM
With the turn of a couple shovels Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb launched a socioeconomic experiment in one of Chicago’s most downtrodden neighborhoods.
The groundbreaking at 63rd and Halsted streets marks a $22...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:39 PM
On a muddy plot of land off 63rd Street and across from Kennedy-King College, Mayor Emanuel and local leaders broke ground Tuesday on a new Whole Foods slated to open in spring 2016.
The 18,000-square-foot market, which is expected to generate about 100...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:39 PM
From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street.
What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Authorities have identified two men killed in overnight shootings in the River West and Englewood neighborhoods.
One of the men, 33, crashed his SUV on Chicago Avenue near the Kennedy Expressway after getting shot in the River West neighborhood.
| May 19, 2014
| 2:10 PM
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the theft of more than a dozen semiautomatic assault rifles from a freight container at a rail yard in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood earlier this month.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
| Jun 8, 2014
The Illinois legislature this spring passed a "ban the box" bill, which would stop employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history until the final stages of hiring. Here is one of two views on the bill, which Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Chicago police had always suspected that the man who raped and killed 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner was part of the fabric of a small section of Englewood where she lived with her mother and four siblings.
But, with almost no leads, the 2009 case went...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Guns, gangs, and violence are unmistakable themes in Michael Block's latest video game, but those expecting "Grand Theft Auto: Chicago" will be greatly disappointed.
In "We Are Chicago," the DePaul grad's indie project about life in Englewood, to be...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:04 PM
When Turhan Ice woke up at his South Side home early this morning, he was jolted when he looked out to find his 1999 GMC Yukon SUV in flames.
The man was getting ready for his job as a plumber and when he called firefighters he was told they were...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Twelve Chicago community areas each logged a gunshot homicide in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
On the South Side, killings were recorded in Bridgeport, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Fuller Park, Greater...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:12 PM
A concert starring controversial rapper Chief Keef scheduled to take place this weekend in Cicero has been canceled amid security concerns, police said.
The concert was still being advertised on the website for the Olympic Theater Wednesday but ticket...